LINK: Joe Shuster Awards on The Broadcast

August 25, 2010 by  
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Robert Haines had some very nice things to say about THE BROADCAST over at the Joe Shuster Awards website yesterday. While not a review, he did say that, “Noel has created moody, evocative pages which capture the spirit of the story.” I couldn’t agree more. I keep telling people his art in THE BROADCAST is […]

Horror Author Bob Freeman Reviews The Broadcast

August 24, 2010 by  
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My friend and fellow Indiana-based writer Bob Freeman had some very nice things to say in his review of THE BROADCAST this morning, saying “This is what you hope for when you dip into the indie market. Smart. Riveting. Complex. Compelling, First and foremost, The Broadcast is a solid literary work…..this should be an instant […]

Elephant Man: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement”

August 23, 2010 by  
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What they’re saying of Elephant Man , Greg Houston’s latest: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement, and release most notions of “plotting.” SF Site “Cheerfully grotesque. Has its sweetly offensive moments.” Bill Sherman, Blogcritics and picked up by the Seattle Post Intelligencer. And this one just in! “I can see it now: “I am […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 5

August 17, 2010 by  
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So we’ve gone through all the motions. Script, layouts, artwork, a new script. After all that, this is what the final result looks like: For me this moment is always somewhat bittersweet. There’s nothing better than seeing your story come together. At the same time, this is when I have to lock it in and […]

Booklist on Networked

August 16, 2010 by  
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“This cautionary tale—a project of PrivacyActivism, a group dedicated to online privacy education—outstrips simple purposefulness to provide a rip-roaring good story. Offers much for casual readers as well as book groups and curriculum designers.” Booklist On Networked, Carabella on the Run, at your store now, and from us.

2 for Mr Easter: Midwest Book Review and VOYA

August 13, 2010 by  
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“Allen‘s quirky book with its unconventional heroine may not be for everyone, but any teen who has rooted for the underdog, likes fantasy, and doesn’t need a heroine who is shapely and beautiful, will enjoy it a lot.” Kat Kan in VOYA, both of which are influential amongst libraries. “Vivid and action-packed, keeps the story […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 4

August 12, 2010 by  
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Once Noel’s finished his work on a scene it’s time for me to go in and give the dialogue one final polish (I’m something of a perfectionist). Sometimes I don’t need to make changes at all. Usually, however, I do. For instance, this scene saw the addition of one or two panels on each page. […]

NBM in October: Miss Don’t Touch Me is back!

August 12, 2010 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got coming in October and being solicited for now at your comic bookstore: MISS DON’T TOUCH ME, Vol. 2 Hubert & Kerascoet Blanche tries to leave the Pompadour, the high class house of call-girls, but their hooks are in deep. Nevertheless she encounters what could be her ticket out: a very handsome […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 3

August 11, 2010 by  
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This one doesn’t require much explanation. Once Noel and I are both happy with the layouts, he goes to work. A few weeks later, I end up with something like this waiting in my inbox… I know, I know. Someone shouldn’t get to work with an artist THIS talented on their first book. But hey, […]

Wilson of Story of Lee and ‘AX’ interviewed by Publishers Weekly

August 11, 2010 by  
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Sean Michael Wilson, writer of our forthcoming Story of Lee and editor of  ‘AX, alternative manga’ which just came out, spoke with Publishers Weekly on a quite busy publishing schedule this fall: he also has adaptations from Classics Library and of Japanese classics with Kodansha coming out. Busy man whose name will be popping up everywhere for some […]